Planning a wedding
Do I have to be a resident to be legally married in Spain?
Not necessarily, if you're Roman Catholic and looking to get married in a Catholic church then this is permitted. If you aren't Catholic, hold another faith or no faith at all, then it's better to get legally married in your home country, in a registry office and then have a non-legal ceremony or blessing in Spain. Civil wedding ceremonies may also be permitted, although this does change from region to region, so it's important to double check with the relevant authorities well in advance. To be eligible for resident status you must have lived in Spain for the last 2 years.